Yovella Murzello

Why did you decide to study at Heriot-Watt University?

Heriot-Watt University is a highly-reputed institution that places a strong emphasis on academica while allowing students to be involved in a global community. I chose to study at Heriot-Watt because the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme is structured on teaching students about the core theories in various areas of the field as well as applying these concepts in the real world.

What do you enjoy most about your programme?

The BSc (Hons) Psychology programme has helped me to understand the importance of scientific methods in psychology, which enable me to develop my abilities in critical thinking and conducting research. I also had the opportunity to get involved in Heriot-Watt's Psychology Society, which organises several events such as inviting guest speakers who are professional psychologists and offer insights into their field of work. 

What will being a graduate of Heriot-Watt University do for your future?

I have gained valuable knowledge and skills that I have been able to implement in my internship. Moreover, a degree from Heriot-Watt will provide me with opportunities for postgraduate training that could set me on a path to becoming a psychologist.

What's been the highlight of your time here so far?

I have greatly enjoyed the intellectual challenges from my courses and the immense support and guidance from the professors who have helped me obtain a first class honours degree.

Describe Heriot-Watt University in four words:

Global, student-oriented, engaging and excellence.